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What is Community Health Sciences?

Educating tomorrow's leaders to improve health in diverse communities through a research-based understanding of social, cultural, and environmental influences.

What is Community Health Sciences?

Educating tomorrow's leaders to improve health in diverse communities through a research-based understanding of social, cultural, and environmental influences.

What is Community Health Sciences?

Educating tomorrow's leaders to improve health in diverse communities through a research-based understanding of social, cultural, and environmental influences.

What is Community Health Sciences?

Educating tomorrow's leaders to improve health in diverse communities through a research-based understanding of social, cultural, and environmental influences.

Field Studies

Required for Master of Public Health (MPH) students in Community Health Sciences, the field experience gives students firsthand experience within a health or health-related social service agency or community program in elements of planning, program implementation, evaluation; and/or policy formulation, implementation and analysis. 

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Student Voice
"During my 11-week internship, I learned more about the intersection of public health and technology and the many avenues in which health promotion efforts are executed, adding to my excitement of pursuing a career in the public health field after completing my MPH degree in Community Health Sciences."
Jasmine Smith, MPH '13

Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available! In this issue:

  • Alumna Profile: Eunice Muthengi, PhD reflects on her time in CHS
  • In the Field: Aaron Guggenheim, MPH is part of a ground-breaking collaboration between the Partners in Care Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department

Read the full publication on Prezi.

CHS Workshops

Register for Department workshops and activities on Eventbrite. Please see Events for registration links.

View the Winter 2017 flyer
Dates/locations are subject to change. Please check this flyer periodically to stay updated.

Upcoming Events

Chair and Professor Search

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health seeks applicants for Professor and Chair of Community Health Sciences. We seek an outstanding candidate who can provide exceptional leadership for the department’s faculty and students, and who is a distinguished scholar. For complete position announcement, please see the official posting.

CHS in the Spotlight

Posted on November 17, 2016

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) awarded Dr. Muthengi the 2016 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. Dr. Muthengi a researcher with the Population Council in Kenya, leads investigations into effective strategies to improve the reproductive health, education and economic potential of adolescent girls.

Posted on October 24, 2016

Malan, PhD student and UC Global Food Initiative Fellow, helps students understand the environmental impacts – the “foodprint” – of their dining choices.